What board game might this guy be playing?

Guy carrying a board game

This is part of a riddle, I feel the pattern reminds me of something but I can't get a grip on it. Can anybody help?

  • Maybe a boardgame version of Tetris ;-). – Toon Krijthe Jan 15 '17 at 15:55
  • @ToonKrijthe This is indeed a good guess, but it was hinted, that this is not the case. Thanks anyway! – Ctx Jan 15 '17 at 16:51
  • Can we see the original riddle? – Benjamin Cosman Jan 16 '17 at 7:09
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there is no evidence this is a real board game, following the same close reason as this question. – SocioMatt Jan 18 '17 at 16:05
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    My vote to close is based on the fact that answers would just be guesses. Trying to determine a board game using only a drawn picture of a fraction of the board, with no other information, isn't supportable by evidence or expertise. And, as I pointed out in my previous comment, there is a precedent for closing these questions. – SocioMatt Jan 19 '17 at 13:04

It could conceivably be Blokus, or possibly a black and white variant of it.

In Blokus you place shapes of your colour such that one (or more) corner(s) of the shape you place must touch a corner(s) of an existing piece of your colour, but such that no edges of your colour touch any other edges of your colour.

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